We propose to carry out observations of a sample of 14 barred galaxies with PHOT. Related observations in the Central Program with CAM will provide fruitful information on the distribution of the warm dust inside HII regions and of the PAHs emission. Here we propose to further investigate the emission properties of these bright infrared sources looking at different wavelenghts to dicriminate the temperatures of dust components. Hydrodynamical studies show that the gravitational potential due to the presence of the bar exerts a torque which drives an inflow of the gas along the bar toward the center. In the presence of an Inner Lindblad Resonance, this gas accumulates in a nuclear ring, where active star formation takes place. The conclusion is that bars are playing a major role in triggering star formation. It is therefore not surprising that analyses of starburst galaxy samples showed that there is a preponderance of bar features. Following Soifer (1987), barred galaxies are the most luminous infrared sources among normal galaxies; in fact, around 50% of their total luminosity is emitted at long wavelengths, while this percentage is about 30% for normal spirals. As suggested by previous works on this subject (Mazzei et al, 1992, 1994), looking at suitables infrared spectral ranges, we can recover the current value, as well as the past trend of the star formation rate.